We are dedicated to dancing fun into every lesson we teach

Meet the Social Dance
Company Team

We’ve built an amazing social studio over the last 10 years which students call their happy place or second home! Over the years we have become a community rather than just a dance a studio, and this is all down to our amazing team who are all skilled professionals but more importantly happy, fun people who love their jobs.

  • Dani Bliss

    Studio Owner and Senior Instructor

    Dani has had a love affair with dancing since she was 9 years old and her father gave in to her pestering for lessons. At just 17 she became a qualified instructor and joined SDC studios in 2010. As a senior instructor, she specialises in working with couples and solo men. Her love affair isn’t just for the dancing but more for the teaching, she enjoys seeing students, who initially thought they had “two left feet” grow in both confidence and skills. She is an amazing teacher who has a passion for working with couples and has taught some of our couples for almost 8 years.

    Dani is an expert at developing foolproof teaching methods to get students up and dancing socially in no time at all. As a studio owner, she loves working with the team and creating a great environment, but the real the thrill is seeing how dancing can have a major impact on a student’s life.

  • Matthew Aker

    Studio Owner and Senior Instructor

    Matthew is the driving force behind the studio and a true visionary when it comes to dancing. His 18-year International career has seen him shine a spotlight on couples teaching, pioneer new ways of learning and create a unique studio that is all about the fun and excitement of social dancing.  He’s not your traditional dancer who fell in love with dancing; he fell in love with what dancing can do for people. 

    Matthew is all about the individual and how dancing can affect different parts of your life from learning new skills, building fitness or spending more time with your partner, overcoming loneliness or finding some “me” time. The new studio in Dural is the culmination of Matthews experience as a teacher, mentor and business owner and brings together a new and innovative approach to learning to dance. 

  • Collin Del Rosario

    Senior Instructor

    Collin is our resident dance nerd, he loves learning, teaching and everything about dancing! When he’s not on a lesson, you’ll find him practising new steps and honing his skills. In the two years he’s been with SDC he has built up a strong following of students who love his enthusiastic and professional approach. He has achieved his Full Bronze teaching qualifications and is currently working towards his Silver accreditation.

    He loves working closely with both solos and couples, helping them reach their dance goals and give them the confidence to get out on the social dance floor. He also works with wedding couples to choreograph their perfect wedding dance or teach them some stylish steps they can freestyle on the big day. When he’s not dancing, he’s hitting the books and studying for a Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in mathematics at Notre Dame University.

  • Jessica Green

    Instructor

    Jess knows how to put the fun into dance lessons. Her bubbly personality and practical approach have won her fans with new students and wedding couples. She has been involved in dancing since she was 2 years old and has formal training in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap dance to name a few. Jess is also our wedding dance specialist; she is an expert choreographer and absolutely loves working with wedding couples to create unique choreography based on who they are and their vision for their perfect wedding day.

    The other great passion in her life is Rugby League, when she was 8, she discovered that there were dancers for the NRL, and it became a dream to join their ranks. In 2018 she achieved that dream and danced at home games and event. In 2019 she became team mascot for her favourite team and now she’s living the dream when she’s not teaching.

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